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Senses in French ~ Les sens

French words related to the five - or is it six? - senses

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Learn French words and verbs related to the five senses, as well as some French vocabulary related to the sixth sense.

The Five Senses - Les cinq sens

Sight - la vue, la vision
to look (at) - regarder
to see - voir
visual (adj) - visuel
eye - un œil, eyes - les yeux

Hearing - l'ouïe (fem)
to listen (to) - écouter
to hear - entendre
aural (adj) - oral
ear - une oreille

Taste - le goût
to taste (actively) - goûter
to taste (passively) - sentir (le goût de)
gustatory (adj) - gustatif
tongue - la langue

Smell - l'odorat (masc)
to smell (actively: to sniff) - renifler
to smell (passively) - sentir
olfactory (adj) - olfactif
nose - le nez

Touch - le toucher
to touch - toucher
to feel - sentir
tactile (adj) - tactile
hand - la main, skin - la peau


The Sixth Sense - Le sixième sens

ESP / extrasensory perception - la perception extrasensorielle
clairvoyance - la voyance, le don de double vue
psychic (adj) - télépathe
psychic (noun) - un médium, un(e) télépathe
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